Like a few, I assume, I just started getting interested in this because of the Expedition Unknown episodes.
I tried to buy the book for myself so I just wanted to share that what you can buy online is total junk. I see that it is sold on Amazon but the reviewers say it's awful, a fake copy someone printed at home with parts missing and terrible quality images.
After I read that, I bought mine online from Barnes and Noble. I thought getting it from a real bookstore would mean that I would get a normal book. But nope! It was awful quality too. The print is grainy, the paper feels like newsprint, and the images are really dark. It's impossible to make out any kind of detail. Then I read a reviewer on Barnes and Noble. Apparently they do a Print on Demand kind of thing whenever someone buys it.
If anyone knows where I can buy the original book, or at least something with the appropriate detail in the images, please post it here. Maybe I'll give up and just look at the images I find online, but I did want to support the family.
Rarely you can find original books on eBay and they go for $300 plus. And that's for used paperback. In very good condition you can pay upwards of $1000. I would go to 12treasures.com/ George has all the images scanned from original book in hi-res and all the rest of the pages too. Even Japanese version with new clues in podcast to listen to.
The images are very close to the original pictures in the book except for the "foggy" areas. I look at the original book images with a 5X magnifying glass and it shows the round dots. It's just the printing limitation. Unless you have access to the original paintings and you can take a hi-res picture for us. For example in image 10, the cicada larva is very faint and scanners can't pickup details. So a photograph of the area reveals many details not present in the scan; i.e. the coordinates of Milwaukee, 43/87. One could take hi-res. picture of the images by camera. This is not much improvement unless you can set up a platform to take grid pictures then assemble them accurately as a single picture. Even posting images by grid or zone would be a great improvement. This will take a lot of time, effort and skill to do and nobody has accepted the challenge YET!